Thursday, September 22, 2011

Gratitude Day Challenge

Yesterday Dani at the Nook challenged us to make a Gratitude card that you would be sending out in celebration of National Gratitude Day.  I combinded the Gratitude challenge with the Studio Calico Blog Sketch Challenge and came up with this:
and this was the sketch

Cardstock: Bazzil Basics
Patterned Paper- Basic Grey
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
Sentiment-Papertrey Ink
Thread- Sew Easy Floss

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Look at these little cutties!

I had the pleasure of scrapping these 2 adorable little ones.  These are the photos Sara Johnson sent me of her twins boys Michael and Matthew.  They like helping Sara with her laundry.  I think she  is doing a fabulous job training them early!  Thanks Sara for sending me such cute pics and thanks for playing along with the Nook photo swap. 

For this page I used the Basic Grey 9/19 sketch challenge.  Using this sketch. 
And this is the page I made.

Cardstock-Kraft, Bazzill Daisy
Patterned Paper- Basic Grey Hopscotch
Element Stickers-Basic Grey Hopscotch
Buttons-Basic Grey Hopscotch
Twine- Whisker Graphics Cappucino
Rhinestones- AAllstar Plastics
RubOn Letters-Doodlebug
Thickers- Chestnut Nutmeg

Friday, September 16, 2011

Welcome to the Paper Secrets Twisted Card Hop. Each of our team members have a card sketch with a twist posted along with a prize so be sure to visit all 8 blogs for 8 chances to win. You can also visit the Paper Secrets blog to see how you can win more prizes!

Complete a card using this sketch AND the twist is that you must use a silhouette!

These are my takes on the sketch.  I'm ready for Halloween so I had to make a Halloween card first. 

I use MME Haunted collection for this card.

I love how this one turned out so elegant!
Crate Paper
Prima flowers
Machine Stitching

Upload your card to Mr Linky below by the end of day (California time) September 23rd. I will pick a winner on Friday September 24th.  And don't forget to add your creations to the Paper Secrets Gallery for extra chances to win!
The prize for my blog is a Creating Keepsakes Kit. 

I also completed some cards for the sketches my fellow team members have chosen & will post more as I complete them..

More to come!

Don't forget to visit all 8 participating blogs & the Paper Secrets blog!

Paper Secrets
Kristi Beisel
Rochelle Spears
Nancy Dare
Joyce Casaldi **You are HERE!**
Kimmy Jaster
Nicolle Kramer
Shemaine Smith


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy September!

Hello everyone, it's hard to believe September is here already.  Although I have to admit it's my favorite time of the year.  Here in PA we can have warm sunny days and beutiful cool evening. 
It's perfect!

Here are this months challenges from Paper Secrets.  Stop by and play along. 

Up first is a Scraplift challenge.  I loved this video when I saw it on the Crate blog and though it was a great jumping off point for a scraplift inspiration.  This is my take on the video. 

Up next is a sketch Challenge, hosted by Rochelle. 

Based on this sketch by Page Maps.

 Kimmy is hosting a technique challenge and would love to see what you can do with circles for her challenge. 
I made this page with tons of circles!

(I shared this last week, but thought it was perfect for the challenge!)

And lastly our manu choice for this month is the fabulous Cosmo Cricket! 

Cosmos Cricket Circa 1943

To play along just get creative and share your projects at Paper Secrets for a chance to win 1 of 4 $10. gift cards to the Paper Secrets store.  Very cool!